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BSB Knockhill: Byrne: These wins are for Petra

'It's the first time in eight years Petra hasn't been with me at a race meeting... The wins are definitely for he' - Shane Byrne
Shane Byrne dedicated his brace of victories at Knockhill to his wife Petra as the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider stretched his lead at the top of the MCE British Superbike Championship.

Byrne was in dominant form as he defeated Josh Brookes in both races to open a lead of 30 points at the top of the standings after the first four rounds of the series.

His wife was taken ill prior to the weekend and team boss Paul Bird provided a stand-by helicopter in case Byrne needed to leave the Fife circuit to attend her bedside.

Byrne, who achieved the 11th BSB double of his career and his 47th victory, said: “It's the first time in eight years Petra hasn't been with me at a race meeting but I went into the first race happier than I have been for the last few days after she rang me up with some words of encouragement.

“In the first race, I made a mistake when I first tried to overtake Josh but second time around I was able to make a good, clean pass and open up a gap.

“The second race pretty much went to plan and although it's never easy I felt comfortable leading from the front.

“The wins today are definitely for Petra.”



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Shane Byrne, Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Stuart Easton - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Waters - Tyco Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Josh Waters - Tyco Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
James Ellison - GBmoto Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha [pic credit: Impact Images]
Keith Farmer - PR Kawasaki [pic credit: British Superbikes]
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Josh Hopkins - Tyco Suzuki
James Ellison on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki rider Chris Walker
Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes
James Ellison - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki

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TheBiscuit

June 17, 2013 2:49 PM

well done shaky... and josh as well for battering back into the short circuits. and well done eurosport and especially james haydon, the consumate professional, for managing to do the supersport grid walk and speak to none of the scottish riders at their one and only home bsb race. excelent stuff.



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